Democrats to Party with New Orleans Relief Funds?

heroes_btn.jpgThe Denver Post reported that the one big Denver party for the DNC will be hosted by Friends of New Orleans whose mission is to help Katrina Victims and rebuild New Orleans.  Nothing on the FOE website mentions that they will be siphoning money off to help the Denver economy which (I venture to guess) is doing a lot better than NO.  Maybe this is going to help pay for those 16th Mall renovations?

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  1. 1noladder on June 6th, 2008 @ 5:50 pm

    Statement by Friends of New Orleans Concerning 6/5/08 Denver Post Article, “Host Committee Slashes DNC Party Venues”

    June 6: Correction in the Denver Post regarding FONO participation at the DNC

    The Denver Post article "Host Committee Slashes DNC Party Venues," inaccurately portrays Friends of New Orleans (FONO) as being a financial sponsor of the Delegate Party planned for the Democratic National Convention. Friends of New Orleans, a private, non-profit, non-partisan, membership organization for people in the U.S. and abroad who care about the region, is not now and never was a financial sponsor of the event. The event, which is being held at the Colorado Convention Center on Sunday, August 24 in Denver, Colorado, is being sponsored by the Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee. Acknowledging the inaccuracy, The Denver Post updated its article at 12:31 p.m. MDT. In addition, the Democratic National Convention Committee issued a statement clarifying its financial commitment for the event.

    Since its inception in 2006, FONO has been instrumental in keeping the focus on rebuilding New Orleans and its surrounding parishes. To keep New Orleans and its issues post-hurricanes top-of-mind in an election year, FONO has planned benefit events at each of the two national conventions in Denver and St. Paul on August 24 and September 1 respectively. The purpose of these events is to highlight the local organizations working tirelessly to rebuild their homes and communities.

  2. valerie on June 6th, 2008 @ 6:16 pm

    I’m glad to hear this. When first read the story, I looked around for a link to The Onion or some other explanation. Thanks for the follow up.

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